George Lopez/ABC/2002-2007 (Dyslexia)
Maximilian Victor Roberto “Max” Magic Johnson Lopez (Luis Armando Garcia), Hispanic teenager with dyslexia who lives in Los Angeles, California.
Born April 13, 1993, Max is the second-born child and only son of Mexican George Edward Lopez (George Lopez) and Cuban Angela “Angie” Palmero Lopez (Constance Marie).
His father, George, who works as a manager at an airplane parts factory (Powers Brothers Aviation) also has dyslexia, but not as severe as his son.
When George learns that his son has dyslexia he is saddened. George has been hiding his dyslexia for years but he managed to keep it a secret by manipulating people around him, like having someone else do his paperwork or read a report for him.
To help Max with his problem, Max’s school teacher suggests he get help from the school’s services. But George explodes, and says, “He’s a boy, he’ll grow out of it! You know, I appreciate your concern but this is a school and you’re a teacher. So why don’t you teach him?”
Eventually, George accepts the situation and allows Max to get a tutor to improve his grades at school. And George is encouraged to do something about his own dyslexia.